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can't boot X; module nvidia not found: solved

Postby Douglas_E_Knapp » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:14

module nvidia not found is the error I get when I try and startx.
I tried to install virtualbox and somehow I messed it up. Now I just want to get kde working again.
I have tried eselect and reinstalling nvidia but did not help.
Thanks, I am stuck!!
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Re: can't boot X; module nvidia not found

Postby linuxfluesterer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:07

Just a simple workout...
First, make a backup from /etc/X11/ directory, pls.
Edit the file:
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

as root, find your 'nvidia' driver entry in section 'Device', and substitute 'nvidia' by 'nv' only.
This should work for the moment.
If this doesn't help, you could boot with your Sabayon live media (USB maybe), and when you have a gui then,
try to copy this complete live /etc/X11 directory to your own system harddisk.
You must be root to do that. So, in a life konsole, just type:
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su (Enter)

You will not be asked for a password to be root then.
Hope to help you.

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Re: can't boot X; module nvidia not found

Postby Douglas_E_Knapp » Sat Aug 24, 2013 14:29

I have two computers so I can get on the net. What I need is two that work.
Sadly, your idea did not work.
There seems to be some big problem with loading modules.
Any others?
Thanks!
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Re: can't boot X; module nvidia not found

Postby linuxfluesterer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 15:50

If the modules are not loaded though you are sure you've installed them (FATAL: Module nvidia-.... not found),
then it seems, you have installed modules, which do not match to your Kernel.
Therefore you should install such modules in a root console, depending on your installed Kernel, you work with now:
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equo install nvidia-drivers-173#$(uname -r)
equo install nvidia-drivers-304#$(uname -r)
equo install nvidia-drivers-319#$(uname -r)

Where the numbers 173, 304, 319 are the existing modules in repo for different nvidia models.
Maybe you can google, which driver matches your graphic card model.
Anyway, the uname -r is matching your actual kernel.
you can check without install (searching in repo only):
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equo search nvidia-drivers#$(uname -r)

And this one will decide the correct driver for you.
If not installed automatically (because of dependency), consider, that you may have to install also:
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nvidia-userspace-173#$(uname -r) or
nvidia-userspace-304#$(uname -r) or
nvidia-userspace-319#$(uname -r)

I'm not firm of which nvidia-drivers must be installed finally, but I assume, the dependency check of equo will install for you.
This is the same procedure (I mean #$(uname -r)) I do to install the correct modules for VirtualBox.
Hope, this will help you...

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Re: can't boot X; module nvidia not found

Postby Douglas_E_Knapp » Sat Aug 24, 2013 20:36

I removed a bunch of kernels and left the one. I also removed VB.
I then reinstalled the Nvidia driver and the kernel image and all is well.
I think that linuxfluesterer advice would have solved the problem too.
Thanks for the help!!
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